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Is this any benefit to folding on ubuntu over windows 7, like more PPD?
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Depends if you have a bloated Win 7 vs a clean Ubuntu.
The difference will be minimal though, and unless you are doing the bigadv trick no need to switch for folding.

Your avatar and OS confuse me.
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since Linux uses less resources then your average windows install. I'm sure you will see a slight increase but I doubt it would be significant

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you can run bigadv in ubuntu with your 1055t, just follow the guide
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
Your avatar and OS confuse me.
Haha I can see how some would say that but I enjoy linux very much so but since I like to game I am forced into a situation of using Windows 7 full time on my main sig rig but I use ubuntu on my laptop . And thanks for the information+fast reply
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Is bigadv really that much better than smp, enough to make me dual boot ubuntu & windows 7?
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Well you do not have to dual boot, you can do it by virtual machine.
It is a lot better but if you do too much gaming you will not finish in time for bonuses.
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I'll jump in on this one...

My ex AMDx4 server is sitting turned off. It has 1 PCIe x16 slot right next to a x1 slot. Here is ASUS page for the motherboard. It's a M3N78-VM. CPU is a AMD 9550.

I can get this thing running ubuntu or centos (preferred since it doesn't install anything) running pretty easily... can I run a GPU2 or GPU3 client via wine? Wine and Mono are in the repositories I'm using.

Further, if I can get a PCIe ribbon, can I plug that into the x1 slot AND still run the GPU client on the GPU in the main PCIe slot??

I might clock this cpu up a bit... will see. I'm coming up with a plan to extract the windows 7 install from F1 ... not sure if I would have it live on this box (F4?)... but would be stoked to run linux so I have a spare win7 license for whatever my next project is.

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Well you do not have to dual boot, you can do it by virtual machine.
It is a lot better but if you do too much gaming you will not finish in time for bonuses.
I would prefer dual boot over virtual machine since the VM would just be using more resources. I usually let my rig fold over night, is that enough time to complete a bigadv for bonuses?
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I would prefer dual boot over virtual machine since the VM would just be using more resources. I usually let my rig fold over night, is that enough time to complete a bigadv for bonuses?
Nope, just continue folding SMP.
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